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Hope, William Lockhart Bonner (3013)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 23 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 13 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3013            view online service record

5 Longmore Court
St Kilda, VIC

Next of Kin:
William Lochart Hope (father)
5 Longmore Court
St Kilda, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 1915
Ship: RMS Osterley
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 10th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 19 April 1917
Place: Gaza – Palestine

William Lockhart Bonner Hope. AWM DASEY1387.

Private, 5 Infantry, killed in action 18 August, 1916, France, aged 26, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: William L and Emma HOPE, wife: Frances Ethel Winifred HOPE, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS and Workingmen’s College. Enlisted with wife at St Kilda, a Death Notice in the Port Melbourne Standard, 3 November, 1917 has his parents at 237 Bridge Street. The circular was returned from Glenhuntly, and as paying the supreme sacrifice at the unveiling of a third panel of the Honour Board at the Graham Street Methodist Church, Standard, 23 March, 1918.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

W L B Hope is listed on the Roll of Honour for the Port Melbourne Branch of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society (PAFS)

1917 ‘PORT P.A.F.S.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Dec 2016,

1917 ‘CORPORAL HOPE KILLED.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 10 November, p. 1. , viewed 12 Oct 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 22, 2016 12.36 pm 0Likes

    Hope embarked with the 10th Reinforcements for the 5th Infantry from Melbourne on RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915. Later transferring to the 1st Australian Camel Battalion, he was promoted to Corporal and reported as missing in action. A subsequent court of enquiry determined that he had been killed in action at Gaza, Syria, aged 25

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted December 21, 2016 10.23 am 0Likes

    A brother-in-law, Lieutenant William Arnold MINSTER, 201 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda died of wounds in Belgium, 5 October, 1917. HOPE’s sister, Grace Elizabeth married William’s brother, Edward Francis in 1913

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